The Outbound 44, an aft-cockpit masthead sloop, was designed by Carl Schumacher and built in Shanghai by the Hampton Yacht Building Co. The Outbound 46 differs from the 44 in that it has an extended boarding platform.
Underwater Profile: Bulb Fin Keel with Spade Rudder
Hull Material: GRP (fiberglass)
Length Overall: 44'9" (13.6m)
Waterline Length: 40'3" (12.3m)
Beam: 13'6" (4.1m)
Draft: 6'6" (2.0m), or shoal draft version 5'6" (1.7m)
Rig Type: Masthead sloop
Displacement: 28,000lb (12,700kg)
Designer: Carl Schumacher
Builder: Outbound Yachts
Year First Built: 2001
Number Built: 50
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 18.9
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 35.8
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 192
4. Comfort Ratio: 32.5
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.8
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 18.9 suggests that the Outbound 44 will, in the right conditions, approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the sailing performance expectations of most cruising sailors.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 35.8 would usually mean that the Outbound 44 would have a tendency to heel excessively in a gust, and need to be reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze.
However, as she has much of her ballast concentrated in a bulb at the foot of the keel, she's likely to be considerably stiffer than her published Ballast/Displacement Ratio might suggest.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 192, tells us the Outbound 44 is clearly a light displacement sailboat. If she's loaded with too much heavy cruising gear her performance will suffer to a degree.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 32.5 suggests that crew comfort of a Outbound 44 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a moderate bluewater cruising boat - a predictable and acceptable motion for most seasoned sailors.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.8 tells us that a Outbound 44 would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0.
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